Cory R. McDaniel
Founding Partner | LPL Financial Planner
Cory has been in the financial industry for more than three decades. He left an accomplished career as a Vice President and Manager at one of the nation’s largest financial institutions to establish Laurus Financial Group, LLC, alongside partner Jerry Reder, with the goal of empowering people from all walks of life to pursue the many benefits of comprehensive financial planning.
Cory’s father worked in banking, and would often “talk shop” when he came home. Even as a boy, Cory enjoyed hearing how his father was able to help people save a failing business, start a new business, build a home, retire well, and accomplish other important financial goals. It became Cory’s goal to help others in the way his father did.
After graduating from Western Washington University, Cory spent 12 years working at Bank of America, where he was awarded the Leadership Excellence in Neighborhood Development (LEND) award—the bank’s highest national honor. That commitment to customer service hasn’t wavered since founding Laurus Financial Group, and Cory continues to act as a mentor and guide for his clients. Specializing in financial planning and investment management, he helps his clients navigate difficult and complex financial decisions throughout the years to work towards their goals. In the course of his career, Cory has received his Series 6, 63, 65, 7, and 24 securities licenses, which he currently holds through LPL Financial.
Cory married his wife, Lenee, in 2007. Lenee brought Logan, her son, into their newly formed family, and then, Cory and Lenee decided to adopt 3 siblings from Moldova: Valera, Vanea, and Maria. After the last of their children moved out, Cory and Lenee decided to downsize their home and move to Vancouver. Now, they look forward to family gatherings, golf, wine tours, and traveling together.
The desire to help others succeed and live better lives drives Cory’s work each day and influences every aspect of his life. Cory has long been active in his church and in youth ministries, In 2010 he helped establish The Giving Closet, a local non-profit ministry that provides free clothing to those in need, as well as educational services, mentoring, and life skills to children, teens, and adults in need in Clark County. For Cory, seeing others’ dreams materialize with his help is the most satisfying part of the work he does.